Apr 30, 2024 - Business

Walmart and Rouses are New Orleans' favorite grocers

Data: Chain Store Guide; Note: Stores under the same brand name have been combined, e.g. Walmart and Walmart Supercenter; Chart: Axios Visuals

Walmart held onto its title as the most popular grocery chain in New Orleans metro, while Rouses inched past Sam's Club to take the No. 2 spot in the latest data.

Why it matters: We're all making groceries somewhere.

The big picture: Eight of the top 10 grocers on the list were national grocery behemoths, according to Chain Store Guide, which tracks the retail and food service industries.

  • Walmart topped the list with 39.2% of the market share, based on 2023 data.
  • Sam's, Winn-Dixie, Costco, Whole Foods, Dollar General, Target and Family Dollar are the other chains on the list.

Meanwhile, Rouses Markets, based in Thibodaux, gained market share, coming in at 12.4%.

  • Dorignac's, a family-owned store in Metairie, made the list too.

The intrigue: Trader Joe's, Aldi, Robert's, Fresh Market, Langenstein's and Zuppardo's are popular stores that didn't make the list.

By the numbers: Dollar General has the most stores (90) of any retailers on list, the data shows.

  • Then it is Family Dollar (56), Walmart (24), Winn-Dixie (20), Rouses (19), Target (5), Sam's (5) and Whole Foods (4).
  • Costco and Dorignac's only have one location each in the metro area.

Go deeper: A first-timer shops at Aldi.

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